The Democrat-led Senate on Tuesday overcame months of Republican resistance to push President Obama's small-business assistance bill toward passage, but it failed in a bid to reduce a costly tax-reporting provision on businesses in the new health care law.
President Obama is pushing the Senate to ratify a treaty that would undermine American security: the New START treaty ("Lugar adds GOP caveats to START," Page 1, Tuesday).
The leader of the Scottish government this week angrily criticized U.S. senators who continue to question Scotland's decision to release the Libyan terrorist convicted in the Lockerbie bombing.
Iran's internal battles over the handling of U.S. detainee Sarah Shourd flared again Monday as the mouthpiece of the powerful Revolutionary Guard led the backlash against a decision to free her on $500,000 bail.
In a win for President Obama and his political allies, Senate Democrats on Tuesday won a crucial vote to clear the way for a bill to create a $30 billion government fund to help open up lending for credit-starved small businesses.
A lesbian flight nurse discharged under the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military was an excellent officer whose sexuality never caused a problem in her unit, former colleagues told a federal judge Monday.
Former President Bill Clinton told Democratic supporters Monday that their party leaders deserve more time to turn the nation's economy around because the Republican leadership before them left such a huge hole.
South Carolina authorities who have helped push for permission to block cell phone signals inside prisons say an officer in charge of keeping out contraband was nearly killed at his home _ in an attack planned with a smuggled phone.
The nation's health system cannot be transformed by rationing medical care, President Barack Obama's new Medicare chief said Monday in his first major speech.